|There is a foot bridge that crosses over the tracks to enter the trails.|
|A Bewick's Wren greeted me.|
|I knew this was there, but couldn't remember seeing it before. |
That is because the construction was completed in 2005.
You can read more about the Cathlapotle Plankhouse here.
The trail winds through coniferous forests, oakland, and follows the Carty Lake. It eventually comes to a rock outcropping that is meadowy. I found a few flowers to enjoy. I think this would be a perfect place to come back to with a picnic, but then I remembered that soon it will be full of mosquitoes.
|Walking back towards the Plankhouse|
|More trains passing by.|
Next I headed over to the River 'S' Unit to drive the auto route.
I stopped at the Kiwa Trail and walked a little bit.
The trail was so full of birds and singing that I was on overload. So much was going on!
|Zippy Yellow Warbler|
|This is why I really stopped at the trail. I was hoping to find some frogs to photograph.|
I looked on many of the broad leaves, but found very few.
|I thought this was a young bird waiting for food, but I think it was a territorial dispute instead.|
|I almost missed this guy. I soon realized why I wasn't seeing many frogs. |
They were all on tree trunks instead!
|Wood Duck family.|